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Spencer Fane Team Analyzes Major Copyright Case in Minnesota Lawyer

July 11, 2023

Spencer Fane attorneys Jack Amaral and Jon Farnsworth recently authored an article published in Minnesota Lawyer titled Warhol Decision’s Implications for Creators, Artists.

The article, originally a firm blog post, provides commentary on the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent decision in the copyright dispute Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc. v. Goldsmith et al. The team declared the verdict a victory for copyright holders and noted that creators will have to be more diligent about navigating copyright infringement laws.

“This decision sends a clear message that commercial uses of copyrighted works might be less likely to be considered fair use,” they said. “This decision could have a significant impact on photographers, artists, and other creators such as software engineers.”

At Spencer Fane, Jack focuses on providing responsive day-to-day legal advice on all aspects of corporate operations critical to success for clients of all sizes. Jon commonly counsels clients on computer, internet, privacy, website, data breach, cybersecurity, cyber liability insurance, technology, software, data privacy and security, and intellectual property legal issues.

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